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  • Helen M. Buikema

    FULTON – Helen M. Buikema, 85, of Fulton, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, Iowa.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Barbara J. Meyer

    AMBOY – Barbara J. Meyer, 73, of Amboy, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Aperion Care in Amboy.Mihm-Jo ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Elizabeth M. Cook

    OREGON – Elizabeth M. Cook, 84, of Dixon, died on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Terry J. Potts

    STERLING – Terry J. Potts, 67, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.Terry ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Ronald L. Temple

    FULTON – Ronald L. Temple, 79, of Fulton, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Harbor Crest Home in Fulton.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Darrell E. Farringer

    AMBOY – Darrell E. Farringer, 52, of Amboy, died on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at KSB Hospital.He was ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Dorothy J. Carroll

    SAVANNA – Dorothy J. Carroll, 94, of Savanna, formerly of Thompson, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Gareth M. Bevard

    ROSWELL, Ga. – Gareth Michael Bevard, 64, of Roswell, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, of heart complications.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • George H. Blender

    CLINTON, Iowa – George H. Blender, 90, of Prairie Hills at Clinton, formerly of Fulton, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center North in ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Darrell Farringer

    AMBOY – Darrell Farringer, 52, of Amboy, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.Mihm ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • From our archives: Give more time to arms debate

    Note to readers – Sauk Valley Media reprints editorials and articles from the past as a regular Monday feature. The following items appeared in the Te ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Political ads give 'truth-o-meter' a real workout

    WASHINGTON – There is so little interest in the upcoming mid-term elections Nov. 4, when 36 governor ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • Thank you for parking help at clinic

    Many thanks to Rick Helander, who works at Commerce Towers helping people in and out of their cars, putting people in wheelchairs, and parking cars.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Vote Smiddy for state House

    As a state of Illinois police officer, I care deeply about the safety of our communities and the men and women who protect them.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Fear of Ebola greater than disease itself

    Some people fear that the U.S. is about to be invaded by our most deadly enemy yet. No, not ISIS. Not North Korea. I am talking about Ebola. 
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • It’s time that people worry about Ebola

    Ebola is now in America, and Americans aren’t doing anything about it. One of the most recent carriers of Ebola died down in Texas, and I’m not seeing ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Vote Jacobs for state senator

    As a teacher, I don’t ask for much. I didn’t get into this profession to take home a huge paycheck. I became a teacher to give back to our community. 
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • City deserves managerial form of government

    In August 2013, a task force determined the managerial form of government would best promote efficiency, accountability, and transparency in Dixon’s c ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Pharmacists encourage flu vaccinations

    October marks the time that we, once again, begin preparing for the upcoming flu season.The Centers ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Resident feels safer because of improvements

    Downtown sidewalks are so nice to walk on now that they are getting fixed. Nice improvement, no cracks.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Dixon Dukes roar back to beat Rockets

    After falling behind on Senior Night at A.C. Bowers Field, the Dukes blew past the Rockets for a 48-8 victory, cementing Dixon’s first playoff berth s ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • David's story: A meeting on the field

    David Goken’s life seems pretty ordinary. The Dixon High School senior attends school, goes to football practice, jokes around with his friends, then ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 8

    Sauk Valley Media Sports previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley. Click h ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 7 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Highlights: Sauk Valley Symposium

    Ideas for fixing Illinois were flowing Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, at Sauk Valley Community College, in the hope of starting and continuing conversation. ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 7

    Sauk Valley Media Sports Editor Dan Woessner previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 4:05 pm
  • Four Downs: Week 6 H.S. Football Recap

    An SVM sports video feature that recaps the previous week's high school football action around the Sauk Valley.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 4:19 pm
  • Football: Clippers beat Panthers

    Amboy beat Erie-Prophetstown 18-14 Click to see video ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Newman beats Fulton

    The Comets rolled on the Steamers on Friday, Sept. 26. Click here to see video ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 8:56 pm
  • SVM BLITZ: Week 5

    Sauk Valley Media Sports Editor Dan Woessner previews area high school football matchups around the Sauk Valley.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • 2014 Fear Book

    The gang at Haunted Haven have always been fun to work with. I'm sure this comes as no big surprise.  Clowns and blood and other scary things, it's h ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Blog: Classic example of a great photo opp

    The 13th annual Riverfront Classic car show in Dixon, which took place Sunday, is a special event. Not many times do you get park car in the middle of ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 5:49 pm
  • BLOG: Look forward to Mayhem in the Meadows

    I've worked on several stories with the Midwest Derby Divas Roller Derby team and always reserve a great level of respect for the team. Especially the ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 9:14 pm
  • The List: 25 bands proving that rock is not dead

    There was a time, very long ago, when Kiss was my favorite rock band. It was in the late 1970s, and ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:49 pm
  • Volunteers, businesses, schools boost United Way

    DIXON – Members of United Way of Lee County met Oct. 8.Amboy and Dixon Public schools raised more th ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Staff recognized for dedication

    SPRINGFIELD – Kim Shuman of Transitions Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rock Falls and Linda Burda of Exceptional Care & Training Center in Sterl ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • YMCA beneficiary of grant

    The YWCA of the Sauk Valley, a United Way agency serving Whiteside and Lee counties, received a $20,000 grant from the Mary Kay Foundation as part of ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Solar electricity program planned

    OREGON – The Illinois Renewable Energy Association will offer a Hands-on Photovoltaic class from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at 1230 E. Honey Creek Road.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Hospital to merge with OSF system

    MENDOTA – OSF Healthcare System and Mendota Community Hospital have signed an affiliation agreement that will result in MCH joining OSF, pending appro ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Several promoted at bank

    First Federal Savings Bank recently announced several changes.Effective Oct. 1, Laurence E. Bartman ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • New spa and salon coming to Sterling

    STERLING –People are always asking Yvonne Walker when her new day spa and salon is going to open.“Pe ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Adios, Fiesta Cancun in Sterling

    STERLING – Fiesta Cancun in Sterling is no more. The mail is piling up behind the restaurant’s locked door, and the phone number is “temporarily disco ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Chamber adds new staff member

    STERLING – The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce has named Kris Noble to its management team.Nobl ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • College AmeriCorps area service project success

    The ABC AmeriCorps of Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, in partnership with American Red Cross Rock River Chapter Lee County branch, provided in ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Halloween pancakes, parade to haunt Dixon

    DIXON – A monster pancakes fundraiser for Dixon Main Street and Lee County Council on Aging will be from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at Dixon Senior Center, ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Sign up now for Toys for Tots

    ROCK FALLS – Sauk Valley Marines Detachment 913 will sign up families for this year’s Whiteside County Toys for Tots program starting Saturday.
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Anti-bullying night Saturday in Amboy

    AMBOY – Area middle and high school students can attend Bully Bash 2014 from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Teen Turf, 235 W. Main St.
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Free flu shots available Thursday

    DIXON – The fourth annual Community Flu Shot Event will be this week across northern Illinois.Any ad ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • Support Groups, Clubs, and Services

    Tuesday, Oct. 21Women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, all by appointment ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 8:55 pm
  • Park district plans programs for fall

    ROCK FALLS – The Coloma Township Park District will have Saturday morning girls skill programs for ages 6 to 14.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Skills, drills part of camp

    The Sterling Park District will host a camp for all middle-school basketball players in July.This ca ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Families welcome to seasonal evening at Sterling Park District

    STERLING – Put on your costume and join the Halloween fun Friday at the Duis Center, 211 E. 23rd St.
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Program on wars at Paw Paw center

    PAW PAW – The Paw Paw Library District willpresent a program about World Wars I and II from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday on the lower level of the Paw Paw ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Toys, funds roll in at benefit

    ROCK FALLS – Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots raised $2,992.75 and collected more than $1,000 in toys Sept. 28 during a Music Matters fundraiser at ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
 

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